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IMAX Film Projects the Big Picture of our Vast Universe as Never Seen Before
Plot:
Where do we fit in with the universe? This film seeks to explore our place among the ever-expanding universe. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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Cast

 

Morgan Freeman ... Narrator (voice)

Directed by
Bayley Silleck 
 
Writing credits
Bayley Silleck (writer)

Bayley Silleck (narration writer) &
Michael Miner (narration writer)

Kees Boeke (inspired by the book: "Cosmic View - The Universe in 40 Jumps")

Produced by
Gwendolyn K. Crider .... executive producer
Jeffrey Marvin .... producer
Bayley Silleck .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Michael Frank 
 
Cinematography by
Noel Archambault 
Timothy Housel 
Ernest McNabb 
 
Film Editing by
Miroslav Janek 
 
Art Direction by
Bruce Jones 
 
Production Management
Gary Suskin .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alessandro Bressanello .... assistant director: Italy
Giorgia Marangoni .... assistant director: Italy
 
Art Department
Donna Cox .... art director: National Center for Supercomputing Applications
 
Sound Department
Nick Armington .... sound supervisor
Steve Baine .... sound designer
Steve Baine .... sound re-recording
Alek Bromke .... sound transfer engineer
Dave Cole .... sound designer
Dave Cole .... sound re-recording
Steve Cole .... sound designer
Steve Cole .... sound re-recording
Steve Copley .... sound designer
Steve Copley .... sound re-recording
Cory Mandel .... re-recording mixer
Jeffrey Marvin .... sound recordist
Rick Patterson .... sound recordist
James Porteous .... re-recording mixer
James Porteous .... supervising sound designer
D. Andrew Roberts .... sound designer
D. Andrew Roberts .... sound re-recording
Sue Roberts .... sound designer
Sue Roberts .... sound re-recording
Steve Shelsky .... sound designer
Steve Shelsky .... sound re-recording
Bill Turchinetz .... sound designer
Bill Turchinetz .... sound re-recording
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Philip J. Brock .... computer graphics artist
Alan Church .... digital effects producer: cinesite
Donna Cox .... associate producer for scientific visualization
Scott Gordon .... computer graphics artist
John Grower .... visual effects supervisor
Eric Guaglione .... animation director: SBS
Alan G. Markowitz .... visual effects supervisor: Imagica USA
Kathi Samec .... systems manager: SBS
Peter G. Travers .... computer graphics artist
Mark Wendell .... computer graphics artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Brock .... photography: Special Nature
Steve Ford .... camera assistant
Manny Hernandez .... key grip
Martin McElroy .... photography: Special Nature
Peter Parks .... photography: Special Nature
Dylan Reade .... camera assistant
Peter Reynolds .... key grip
Jeff Simon .... second unit photography
Barry Stone .... second unit photography
Floris Sybesma .... second unit photography
Robin Tams .... camera assistant
Jack Tankard .... second unit photography
Alf Tramontin .... second unit photography
Marc Wolff .... camera pilot
 
Animation Department
Eric DeJong .... animator: space sequences
 
Editorial Department
Jan Unger .... assistant film editor
 
Location Management
Carol Brown .... location manager: Utah
Larry D. Campbell .... location manager: Utah (as Larry Campbell)
Kipp Christiansen .... location manager: Illinois
Sijmen de Hoogh .... location manager: Holland
George Iakovides .... location manager: Greece (as George Iakovides)
Gail Jansen .... supervising location coordinator
Guido Salsilli .... location manager: Italy
Randy Spangler .... location manager: Hawaii
 
Music Department
Nick Armington .... music supervisor
David Michael Frank .... conductor
 
Other crew
Bernard Jennings .... pre-production coordinator
Matt Lieberman .... production office coordinator (as Matthew Lieberman)
Steven Soter .... script consultant
Mark T. VandeWettering .... software engineer
 

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
An awesome voyage, 17 July 2010
Author: gizmomogwai from Canada

This IMAX documentary is sort of a brief introduction to the history of the universe, starting with the Big Bang and covering the rise of life on Earth. In addition, it shows us the extent of the universe as well as the microscopic world on Earth. It's an enormous scope, but this movie doesn't get overwhelmed by too much subject matter. It starts out by asking what is truly large and small, and a view of a human in a canyon is already an awe-inspiring image of how large the world is. This is nothing compared to the universe- it's astounding when the narrator, Morgan Freeman, tells us the lights we see aren't just stars but whole galaxies. It's incredible that we can see so far into space. The movie also briefly ponders whether there could be life on other planets. We see water in an alien world and a glimpse of life, which is intriguing.

Morgan Freeman is a suitable narrator with an authoritative voice. Cosmic Voyage also has great visuals that were probably more impressive on the IMAX screen (I only have the DVD). Nominated for an Oscar for best documentary short.

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